(click any of the links below to go directly to that section)
|Causes, Clubs, and Caring||Dates and Times|
New Sermon Series
“Our Coming Savior” • Begins Nov. 29th
Advent is the spiritual season leading up to Christmas. In additions to all the trapping of the season, the most important preparation for Christmas is the preparation of our hearts. Join us Nov. 29th – Dec. 24th as we discover the greatest story of them all with fresh eyes and prepare for “Our Coming Savior”.
Deck the Halls
Plan to stay after worship on Nov. 29th to help Deck the Halls. This is a fun time for kids and families to help decorate the church for Christmas. We will gather in the sanctuary, break into teams, spend about one hour decorating, then gather at 1:15 to welcome the Christmas season with a couple of carols. Snacks to hold you over to a late lunch provided. Nursery provided.
“One Small Child” Christmas Choral Celebration
Sunday, December 6th at 6 PM in the Sanctuary
Dessert social to follow in the Large Fellowship Hall
Children’s Celebration of Christmas
Saturday, December 12th
Children’s Celebration of Christmas is an outreach mission that benefits needy families in our community by providing a turkey dinner, visit & photo with Santa, a Christian Christmas program, gifts, stockings filled with goodies and boxes of non-perishable food items.
How you can get involved:
- Pick up a grocery sack with a shopping list attached and bring it back filled with the items by December 6th
- Donate non-perishable food items by December 6th; bins will be in the lobby
- Sponsor a child by donating cash, check (with Children’s Celebration in the memo line) or online HERE
- Volunteer to help: look for sign up sheets in the bulletin Sunday; online version coming soon!
Christmas Eve Worship Times
5p – Contemporary Family Worship (Nursery Provided)
10p – Traditional Worship with Communion
Christmas Reverse Progressive Dinner
Three Courses will be served in reverse order – dessert, main course, appetizers. Yum! Middle and high school students will travel in two separate groups then return to church for the last course (appetizers), games, and a gift exchange. Bring a funny gift, under $5. Preregister online (form coming soon!)
Reverse Progressive Dinner Volunteers
Parents and Adult, this event offers a simple one time opportunity to help out with youth ministry at RUMC. Check out the ways you can be involved HERE. Call Bobby if you have questions. 423-488-4265
On January 22-24, we will travel to Pigeon Forge, TN for Resurrection 2016. At this massive youth conference, students will hear from amazing guest speakers and worship with incredible Christian bands (Chris Tomlin) as they engage with thousands of other students. Be on the lookout for upcoming information about Resurrection. Cost will be around $100 per person.
Sunday Night Youth Helpers
11/22 – Sandy Stephens, Trina Clark, Stacey Sherrill (Snack Supper)
May God Bless You,
email@example.com / 423-488-4265
Mark Your Calendars:
Downhome Christmas Parade December 4th
We need some kids to dress up for a nativity scene on our church’s float.
r | Preschool
Enjoy Fall Break! See you on Monday, November 30th.
Nicaragua Mission Dinner Update
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Fall Mission’s Dinner. It was quite a success! Thanks especially to Randy and Cindy Smith and their family for the hard work in the kitchen. Thanks to the cooks, youth group servers, cake bakers, bidders, those who donated, table hosts and more. The January Mission Trip focuses on education and will use the $12,000+ raised from the dinner on the teacher’s and students of Leon, Nicaragua. God Bless
January Mission Team
Wednesday Night Dinner
Wednesday Night Dinner & Groups will be taking a break this Wednesday, November 25th.
They will resume for 2 more weeks this year on December 2nd.
Women of Faith Conference
Atlanta, Philips Arena / January 22 – 23
Premium Seating Tickets are $83 (20 tickets are reserved)
5 rooms are reserved at the Omni Hotel (right beside Philips Arena)
Quad occupancy: $54 per person
To register or for more information please contact Tracy Brown by text or phone at 423-580-8283.
Helen Akers: health issues
Jennie Akers: as she cares for her mother, Helen
Amanda Altman: Megan Ridley’s Kindergarten teacher, surgery
Jackie Anderson: health
Samuel Anderson: surgery on Monday
Beth: surgery for colon cancer
Pat Brinsfield: cancer treatments
Carol Eacret: cancer
Jim Emberson: cancer
Bill Foe: life support
Drew Godsey: broken jaw
Audrey Hale: cancer
Charles Hayes: entering the last stages of Parkinson’s disease, limited time here
Ken Ingram: lung cancer
Jacob: 4 year old, cancer
PRAISE: Sandy Jones is cancer free
Joe Johnson: back problems
Brent Kenney: respirator
Earl Marchbanks: cancer
Amber McLamb: shingles
Bruce McNew: Eli McNew’s dad, back surgery
Helen Rowan: cancer
Patrick Sharrock: Shriner’s hospital in Lexington, KY with broken legs and pneumonia
Curtis Smith: cancer
Michael & David Stancel
Hunter Sullivan: fell from tree stand
Victims of bullying
Jerry Watkins: cancer treatments
Recycling: November 21, December 5 & 19
49ers Adult Fellowship: Second Tuesday of the month, December 8
United Methodist Women: December 7 • 6 PM
Last Wednesday Night Programing for 2015: December 9
Men’s Club Breakfast: Second Saturday of the month, December 12
Children’s Celebration of Christmas: December 12